Lillian “Lee” Mae Mangene

Lillian “Lee” Mae Mangene, 86, of Winchester, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 at Westminster Canterbury in Winchester.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 1 PM at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal with a reception following in the common area of Westminster Canterbury at 2:30 PM.

Mrs. Mangene was born on September 4, 1931 in Steubenville, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her mother, Florence McDevitt Ellis; husband, Charles Frederick Mangene Sr.; two sons, Charles F. Mangene Jr. and Michael John Mangene; sister, Edna Glen Savastone and her beloved companion, her dog, Annie.

She was previously on the cemetery board for Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal, Virginia and started the first Parkinson’s support group in Front Royal. She was a dedicated volunteer with Blue Ridge Hospice.

Survivors include her children, Karen Clymer of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Kristine Reid of Holden, Maine, Teresa Burton of Potomac, Maryland, Stephen Mangene of Huntingtown, Maryland, Anthony Mangene of Bridgeville, Delaware and Lois Phelps of Front Royal; 20 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Fellowship Fund of Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury Foundation, 300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive Winchester, VA 22603.

  7 comments for “Lillian “Lee” Mae Mangene

  1. Sherry
    August 2, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Dear Karen: my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. No matter the age, health or circumstances, it always painful to lose a parent. Paradoxically, I miss mine more as I age. For me, there was a sense of being ‘orphaned ‘ and an acute awareness that so many stories were now irretrievably gone. My safe harbor narrowed. My parents loved you, I love you and I miss your laughter and wisdom. May those virtuesbe a comfort to you in your grief, along with dear friends and your wonderful family. Please stay in touch. Love, Sherry

    • Karen
      August 4, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you so much Sherry! You are such a dear friend. We have so many wonderful stories and memories!
      Love to you dear friend,

  2. Lynne Mangene Betts
    August 2, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Thinking of my Mangene family with love. Lee was a wonderful mother-in-law to me and grandmother to my girls. She will always have a special place in my heart, as will “Grandpa Charlie”. Love you,

  3. John
    August 3, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Mama Kris,
    Finding exact words to counterbalance the effect of your mom’s loss would be like looking out for something where it is not. It would have been great knowing her in person to fully acknowledge her personality but no doubt to the fact that your mom was stupendous and committed in raising her loving eight children with such ennoblement.

    Frankly, it does not rest easily letting go a loved one as a mother but surely God would sustain you through every moment. He is always sovereign and in control.

    Grieving process takes time, sometimes much longer than we had even expected. Knowing what the Bible says brings us such hope, making us love even more. It could even take a little longer for the message to mend the heart yet I would say, Keep her living in you and through you.
    My thoughts are with you and family.

    • Kristine Mangene Reid
      August 3, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you, John. give my best to all my friends and Ghanaian family! I appreciate your thoughts.
      Mama Kris

  4. wanda greatorex
    August 9, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Lillian, only recently have i been blessed to begin a friendship with your beautiful daughter Kristine, …..and i can imagine a bit of what you have been like in this life on earth, by getting to know your daughter. Surely your influence has played a part in the wonderful, warm, intelligent, adventurous, multi-talented, nature-loving woman that she is, so i wish i’d met you! i appreciate people who add to our planet in such a fruitful way. We need more people like this, so thank you for raising 8 of them! i hope the children can encourage each other as the road they walk has drastically changed for them. May there be peace for them, and joy in the memories, strength as the waves of pain wash in, and many waves of happiness to come as time goes by.

  5. Kelly Graham Miller
    August 10, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    It was privilege to know Lee. She was an inspiration on many levels. I will be forever grateful for the support she offered my family, and many others, as a Hospice volunteer. Her determination to help never ceased. Her work with Hospice, the Parkinson’s Support group, and her visits with neighbors at Westminster Canterbury helped so many. It was a blessing to me, both personally and professionally to have known her.

    My thoughts are with her family and others whose lives she touched.

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